Kensington & Chelsea Social Council (KCSC) works to strengthen and promote local voluntary and community organisations and the communities they work with.
Community Worker (P/T), K&C Together Programme
Fixed-term contract: 2 January - 5 April 2024
The K&C Together Programme supports charities, social enterprises and community groups in Kensington and Chelsea to become more inclusive and representative of the communities they serve.
The Community Worker is responsible for matching residents of the borough into roles where they can influence how the services and activities of local non-profit organisations are designed and delivered.
We are looking for someone who is passionate and driven to:
- support members of the community
- help to amplify their voices
- help them to find fulfilling and meaningful roles
You will have wide local networks and will be skilled at making new connections. You will be a good listener, able to find out about people's needs, interests and ambitions.
The Community Worker is responsible for an ambitious target to matchmake 30 residents into roles before 1 April 2024. You should be confident, driven and able to work autonomously to achieve positive outcomes.
More information, including a full list of the tasks and responsibilities of the role, along with all the skills, knowledge and experience needed to carry them out, can be found in the Job Description.
If you would like to chat about this role, please contact Lucy Hughes, Community Empowerment and Participation Officer (the line manager for the role) by emailing [email protected].
Please email [email protected] - attaching your CV and diversity monitoring form, along with answers to the three following questions, by Sunday 10 December (midnight).
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 December, 2023 (am).
Remember to think about the skills, knowledge and experience outlined in the Job Description, and to demonstrate in your answers how you meet these.
- Tell us about why you are interested in this role and what makes you a strong candidate. (120-150 words)
- Based on your understanding of Kensington and Chelsea, explain why you think it is important for residents of the borough to have a say in designing the services delivered by local charities, social enterprises and community groups. (150-180 words)
- Tell us about the methods, knowledge and skills you would use to match residents into role. Include how you will reach and engage people, and how you will work with them to find and secure suitable roles. (150-200 words)
To make sure the process is fair for everyone, please note that, if an answer exceeds the word limit, any words over the limit will not be considered by the people scoring applications.
KCSC is an equal opportunity employer. Our organisation champions diversity and gives an equal platform to underrepresented groups. We seek applications from all ages and backgrounds. For this role, we are particularly seeking applications from people with an understanding of the barriers, challenges, and possible prejudice, that local communities may face in accessing decision-making opportunities.